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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
205-424-5255
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 7
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Quick dinner

Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. The restaurant was clean and well lit. I thought the food was just OK

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
WanderingBella
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Louisiana
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Stockbridge, GA
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Date of visit - July 24, 2015. I usually have bad luck with Applebee's restaurants, but the group consensus was to eat here, so I went along for the ride. Our server, Matt provided great and attentive service and the food, for an Applebee's, was better than average.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a good dinner experience. The food and drink were characteristically good, not outstanding, and service was excellent. It was convenient to our hotel although we don't usually seek out Applebee restaurants. Just too ordinary.

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

After a long day of driving I wanted somewhere to set and eat so I stopped in at Applebee's because I got a discount thru the hotel I was at. I was seated very quickly at a high top bar table and was told the server would be right with me. I waited 15 min before anyone ever showed. She... More 

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Louisiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. The restaurant was clean and well lit. I thought the food was just OK

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate here when we stayed in a hotel near to the restaurant and again four days later on the way back, The restaurant was very crowded on our second visit with several Graduation patries being held. This put the staff under extreme presssure but they coped very well. Our waitress apologised for the delay, but we thought our food... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I tried their new chicken, bacon and cheddar panida and was surprised on how big it was. I got their house chips as side and was definitely the right choice.

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Loretto, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Unless you know the bartender don't go. Got one beer and never got asked for anything again because the bartender (and the manager I may add) were to busy talking about everything else. I have never not tipped but there is a first time for everything. Left for ruby Tuesday. So far so good.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

everything is good as always,only complaint is the ribs are smaller than before,price is the same,portion is smaller,everything else is great

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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Waitress had no idea what she was doing. Poorly staffed. Food was horrible. Just wanted the appetizer deal they offered and we barely ate anything. No wonder may kids refer to it as Crapapplebees

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Southport, North Carolina
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our experience began wretchedly and ended before we even got water. We left and went to Ruby Tuesday. My husband and I walked in (he walks with a cane and it is apparent to anyone observing that it is with great effort), were met with about 4-5 servers/hostess(es) lurking about the podium. None of them greeted us. We stood there... More 

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Additional Information about Applebee's

Address: 5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
Phone Number: 205-424-5255
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: 205-424-5255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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